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Encyclopedia > Brazilian German

Brazilian German is a generic name for German dialects spoken in Brazil. A dialect (from the Greek word διάλεκτος, dialektos) is a variety of a language used by people from a particular geographic area. ...

German dialects are already in use in Brazil as a result of the German settlement, made by Germans, Swiss, and Austrians. These dialects were evolved by foreign borrowings. They were influenced by another German dialect, and other immigrant languages — especially Italian, Spanish, Japanese, and Brazil’s national language, Portuguese.

The most dominant spoken Brazilian German dialect is Riograndenser Hunsrückisch, a Brazilian variation of the Hunsrückisch dialect of German. But other dialects are also spoken as well, like the Austrian dialect spoken in Dreizehnlinden, Danube Swabian (Donauschwowsch, German: Donauschwäbisch) Pomeranian or Pommersch, and Plautdietsch spoken by ethnic German Mennonites from the former Soviet Union. Riograndenser Hunsrückisch (hunsriqueano riograndense) is a Brazilian variation of the German dialect Hunsrückisch, which is originally from the Hunsrück region of Germany (Rheinland-Pfalz). ... Hunsrückisch is a German dialect spoken in the Hunsrück region of Germany (Rheinland-Pfalz). ... Treze Tílias (German: Dreizehnlinden) is a southern Brazilian city, in the state of Santa Catarina, settled by Austrian immigrants from Tirol. ... The Danube Swabians (German: Donauschwaben; sometimes Donau Schwabians in English) is a collective term for Germans who lived in the former Kingdom of Hungary, especially in the Danube (Donau) river valley. ... Stefan RamuÅ‚ts Dictionary of the Pomeranian (Kashubian) language, published in Kraków, 1893 Pomeranian is a group of Lechitic dialects which were spoken in the Middle Ages on the territory of Pomerania, between the Odra and Vistula rivers. ... Plautdietsch, or Mennonite Low German, is a language spoken by the Mennonites, who are ethnically Dutch, but who adopted an East Low German dialect while they were refugees in the Vistula delta area of Royal Prussia (later the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth), beginning in the early-to-mid 1500s. ... Ethnic Germans—usually simply called Germans, in German Volksdeutsche, or (less exactly but also less tainted by Nazism) Auslandsdeutsche (lit. ... The Mennonites are a group of Christian Anabaptist denominations based on the teachings and tradition of Menno Simons. ...

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